You’ve probably heard all about Aloe Vera and the amazing benefits of the plant. Aloe has been used as a natural remedy against numerous ailments for centuries, with its use dating back to ancient Egypt. Today, Aloe Vera is commonly used against skin burns, cuts and minor wounds, but it can also be used against a variety of other problems. The plant contains over 200 enzymes, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and polysaccharides as well.
Fresh Aloe Vera gel is a powerful antibacterial, antiseptic and antifungal agent that can disinfect wounds and clean your body. The gel can also strengthen your immune system and prevent a variety of infections. Aloe Vera has a rich nutritional profile which includes zinc, copper, magnesium, selenium, calcium and potassium, as well as the rare amylase and lipase enzymes which can assist in the breakdown of sugar and fats. The gel is anti-inflammatory in nature and can treat inflammation in your tissues.
Besides the rich enzyme and mineral profile, Aloe Vera is also full of vitamins, especially vitamin B12 which is highly important for the production of red blood cells. It’s a great dietary choice for vegetarians who are often lacking the vitamin due to the lack of meat in their diet. Furthermore, the plant contains 20 out of the 22 essential amino acids our body needs to work. The gel of the plant also contains salicylic acid which is often a part of commercial anti-acne creams and lotions. The gel works great against digestive problems as well and is especially effective against ulcers.
Recent studies say that the plant can also prevent the accumulation of plaque on your teeth and keep your oral cavity clean and healthy. To benefit from the gel, you need to consume a bit of it every morning on an empty stomach. However, its taste is definitely not for anyone – if you can’t stand it, you can add a bit of fresh fruit juice in it. The Aloe Vera gel can be found in any health store, but we strongly recommend growing the plant at home and extracting the gel yourself. Aloe Vera is a low-maintenance plant which you can easily grow anywhere. Plant it yourself and you’ll have an almost endless supply of the miraculous gel which can treat more than 50 ailments.
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